Jamal Murray Net Worth 2023: Personal Biography, Professional Career, Source of Income, Awards & Honors

Jamal Murray is a basketball player currently signed in with the team Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). From the age of just 3 years, Murray could play basketball for hours and soon started competing with players much older than him. Only after playing for his college team Kentucky Wildcats for one year, Murray got selected in the NBA league. After being on the team for around seven years, Murray has been able to earn a handsome net worth of about $25 million. For more details related to Jamal Murray’s net worth in 2023, his source of income, personal life, career, etc, follow this article.

Jamal Murray Salary & Net Worth 2023

The major source of income for Jamal Murray is his deal with the team Denver Nuggets. Murray has signed a 5 year, $158,253,000 contract extension with the Nuggets in 2019. His deal with the team included $158,253,000 guaranteed along with an annual average salary of $31,650,600. In the current 2023-24 season Murray will earn a base salary of $33,833,400, and carry a cap hit of $33,833,400 and a dead cap value of $33,833,400. For his next and final season with the Nuggets, Jamal will be earning a base salary of $36,016,200. His entry-level contract of 4 years, $14,510,706 was also with the Nuggets that was signed in 2016 and offered Jamal an average salary of $3,627,677. Other than the basketball contracts, Murray also earns a significant amount of income from his endorsement deals with major brands such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Ruffles, Western Union, and Express.

NameJamal Murray
ProfessionBasketball player
Net worth (2023)$25 million (est.)

Jamal Murray’s Personal Biography

Jamal Murray was born on February 23, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario, to Sylvia and Roger Murray. His father ran track and field and played basketball as a youth and later became a professional boxer. At the age of six, Murray started playing basketball in a league for ten-year-old, and by the age of 12, he began playing pick-up games against top high school and college players. His father played a pivotal role in his career, putting Murray through many basketball drills. Jamal also has a younger brother named Lamar.

Since his college years, Jamal was in a relationship with his fellow college mate Harper Hempel. Hempel is a photographer and social media manager from Kentucky who played volleyball during her college years. According to many reports, the couple has split but no further details regarding the break-up have been revealed by either of them.

Full nameJamal Murray
ProfessionBasketball player
TeamDenver Nuggets
PositionPoint guard/ Shooting guard
National teamCanada
Years active2016 – present
AgeBorn on February 23, 1997
Place of birthKitchener, Ontario, Canada
Marital statusUnmarried
ParentsSylvia Murray (mother)Roger Murray (father)

Jamal Murray’s Professional Career

High School & College

Murray was enrolled in Orangeville Prep in Ontario where his father was an assistant coach. Jamal started showing his best game during his high school career and with his help, Orangeville Prep defeated many American schools in basketball. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic International Game and again at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit. The same year, Murray was also named MVP of the 2015 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. The list only included the top high school players in Canada. 

In 2015, Murray attended the University of Kentucky and started playing for their basketball team under the renowned coach John Calipari. As a freshman, Murray was featured on the Midseason Top 25 list for the John R. Wooden Award and was also named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press following the freshman season. Other than this, Murray also made the All-SEC First Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team. Also, Murray’s 20 points per game during his college career are the most by any freshman in the history of Kentucky’s basketball program and also for any player in Calipari’s coach tenure.

Professional Career

After a year of playing with the university, Murray was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the seventh overall pick at the 2016 NBA draft. On his first match with the Portland Trail Blazers, Murray scored his first career high with 19 points but the team lost the game. However, Jamal kept showing his excellent game despite the team’s performance and was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for matches played in October and November. He was once again named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge, the first of many in his professional career as a basketball player. At the end of his first season with Denver, Jamal was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2017. Murray’s initial contract with the Denver was for four years that completed in 2019 but he was again given a contract extension owing to his amazing performance within the team.

With the new contract signed with Denver, Jamal kept up his excellent game-scoring season and personal high score in the matches. In 2021, he scored his career high in a winning game against Cleveland Cavaliers and with this became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points without attempting a free throw. In April 2021, Murray got an injury on his left knee while playing against Golden State Warriors and was announced on an indefinite break from the team after that. He underwent surgery and missed the entire 2021–22 games due to recovery. The team suffered some huge losses in Murray’s absence.

After being on a break for about eighteen months, Murray made a comeback in October 2022 against the Utah Jazz. In March 2023, he made his 805th career three-pointer in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. With this, Jamal surpassed Will Barton to become the all-time leader in three-pointers made in Nuggets history. In addition to this, he also became the first player in NBA history to average 30 points on 50/40/90 shooting in the Conference Finals.

Awards & Honors won by Murray

Below given is the list of major awards and honors received by Jamal Murray in his professional basketball career.


  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team: 2017
  • Rising Stars Challenge MVP: 2017
  • Western Conference Rookie of the Month: October/ November 2016


  • Third-team All-American – AP (2016)
  • First-team All-SEC (2016)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2016)

National Career of Jamal Murray

Apart from being a player for the Denver Nuggets, Murray is also a part of Canada’s national basketball team. He represented Canada at the 2013 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in Uruguay. With his amazing performance, Jamal led the team to a bronze medal. He again helped his team win a silver medal in 2015 at the Pan American Games. In 2022, Murray signed a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian senior men’s national team.

Jamal Murray on Social Media


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Jamal Murray in 2023?

$25 million (approx.)

What is the height of Jamal Murray?

6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

What is the career high of Jamal Murray?

50 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers scored on February 19, 2021.

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